Emma Nicol is a researcher with 15 years of experience of working in the university sector on a variety of projects funded by the EU, EPSRC, ESRC, HEA, NHS Scotland, Scottish Government and others, chiefly concerned with the co-creation of interactive technology for educational and communication purposes, and projects concerned with information access and literacy. Her research has involved a wide variety of stakeholders and experts including young mothers, school children, university students, older adult learners and health and educational professionals. She has extensive experience of running co-design activities with both children and adults to inform, for example, the production of interactive technology for mobile platforms and for public display screens. She has a wealth of experience in conducting literature and scoping reviews and of the production of meta-reviews and final project reports. Emma is author or co-author of 35+ refereed publications and has presented her findings to a variety of audiences, including at international conferences and workshops, NHS and Scottish Government events and to the general public at events such as Engage with Strathclyde. In recent years she co-organised a workshop at the Interaction Design for Children conference on the roles that children can play in co-design activities, as well as co-editing a special journal issue on the same theme. Emma has a keen interest in mental health and wellbeing and since 2007 has been supporting a number of students with mental health difficulties and students with autism as a mentor with the University of Strathclyde’s Disability Service. She has been a facilitator of the university's mindfulness drop-in sessions since their establishment in 2015.